Share of seatbelt use on highways in Japan 2009-2018

During the 2018 survey, approximately 74 percent of vehicle passengers used the seat belt on the rear seats, while almost 100 percent of car drivers used their seatbelts when driving on expressways in Japan.

Percentage of seatbelt usage on expressways in Japan from 2009 to 2018, by seat position

Driver's seatFront passenger's seatRear seat
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Release date

August 2019



Survey time period

2008 to 2017

Number of respondents

89,000 respondents

Special properties

in October of each year.

Supplementary notes

According to the source, the data is based on a survey on seatbelt use is conducted annually in October. For the 2018 survey, samples totaled roughly 89,000 for expressways.
The source did not provide information detailing the method of survey.

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